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Crews respond to deadly Wisconsin accident

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Lafayette County, WI (KWWL) -

A fatal vehicle accident involving two cars happened in Lafayette County, Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon. 69-year-old Howard Detra Jr. died in the crash. 

Around 3:35 p.m., Detra, of South Wayne, Wisconsin, was driving north on STH 23 when his Ford Explorer collided with a Chevrolet Cavalier. The Cavalier was traveling east and was driven by Jean Cleary of Darlington, Wisconsin. 

Detra was rescued from his vehicle by rescue crews from the Darlington Fire Department, who used the jaws of life. Both people were taken to the hospital by ambulance, where Detra died because of his injuries. Cleary was treated and released. 

The crash remains open and is being investigated. 

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